Boggestranda – Disused Building Gets Transformed into a Homey Cabin

Originally an old disused building with a cellar, this project, dubbed Boggestranda, saw the conversion of the property into a comfortable and functional small cabin.


The building is located in Eidsvåg, Norway, and sports views of the surrounding mountain landscape. Local architecture firm Rever & Drage were responsible for overseeing the reconstruction process.

Boggestranda Rever Drage Norway Exterior Humble Homes


The property was originally split up into series of 10 very small rooms. The partition walls all had to go, but the clients wanted the character and history of the building to be instilled in the new design. All told, the cabin contains just 452.08-square-feet (42-square-meters) spread over two levels.

Boggestranda Rever Drage Norway Kitchen Humble Homes


The reconstruction process involved opening up the existing perimeter walls. This allowed them to introduce large windows, flooding the interior with natural light, and providing panoramic views of the landscape.

Boggestranda Rever Drage Norway Living Area Humble Homes

In terms of interior design, they haven’t gone for a crisp contemporary finish. Instead, they’ve opted for a much more homey aesthetic, maintaining the original vertical and horizontal wood paneling. This idea of homeyness extends to the furniture and appliances – nothing is too flashy.

Boggestranda Rever Drage Norway Loft Humble Homes

The wall between the kitchen and living room was opened up to create a more open plan layout. The kitchen is composed of a relatively large room, capable of serving as a kitchen/lounge. It also features a large wood-burning stove, complemented by a tiled floor with underfloor heating.

Boggestranda Rever Drage Norway Floor Plan Humble Homes

The living room follows on from the kitchen and contains a dining table (capable of accommodating 8 people if needed), some cozy seating, and a bookshelf that doubles as a staircase to the loft. The bedroom is the right-most room in the house, with additional sleeping spaces found in the loft.

For more cabins check out Pajarera Lodge, a small getaway immersed in the mountains of Chile. Or, Haus am Sturcherwald, a mountainside home that tracks the sun. See all cabins.

Via ArchDaily
Photos: Tom Auger

Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.